Get the strategy you need for the results you want.

Start with straight talk. A uniquely practical approach based on evidence, experience, and common sense. And advice and insight with real impact.

No buzzwords. No bullshit. 

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Here’s what I bring to your challenges:

  • 30 years of experience with hundreds of companies, thousands of executives, and a wide range of assignments
  • A deep understanding of the latest thinking about management, and what works and what doesn’t
  • A research-based toolkit I call The Critical Core — the small set of critical strategy practices that frame strategic conversation and make the difference between winning and losing
  • The ability to cut through noise and complexity and home in on what really matters

I’ll work closely with you to:

  1. Simplify the way you make strategy…and the strategy you choose
  2. Identify the strategic priorities that will make the difference
  3. Develop a value proposition that really set you apart
  4. Explore game-changing business model innovations
  5. Use 30-day plans to close the gap between strategy and action
  6. Build the strengths you need for the future


The Critical Core encompasses virtually everything you must do to compete. It has always been key to business performance, and always will be. It applies to every company in every industry and every part of the world. It underpins almost every “new” idea about management. This is what managers must do.

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